John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men Revision Set 1# Themes

This is a set of revision cards designed to help revise the themes of John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

Themes- American Dream

Themes- American Dream

The American Dream is written in the Declaration of Independence: " Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Lennie and George's dream of owning a farm and living off the " fatta the lan" symbolizes this dream.

Of Mice And Men shows that for poor migrant workers during the Depression, the American Dream became and illusion and a trap. All the ranch hands in Of Mice and Men dream of life, liberty, and happiness, but none ever get it. As Crooks says when he hears of Lennie's dream to own his own farm, "Nobody ever gets to heaven, and nobody gets no land".

At the same time, while the dream may never be realized, Of Mice And Men suggests that in order for life to be full and meaningful, it must contain dreams. George and Lennie never achieve their dream, but the dream holds their remarkable friendship together.

The dream gives them live, even if life never allows them to achieve their dreams.

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Themes- Broken Plans

Themes- Broken Plans

Of Mice and Men takes its title from a famous lyric by the Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

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